Pretenders and Contenders Part 2: The Always but not quite.

BY DAN The Melbourne Storm are the most consistent side in Australian sport. They’ve made the finals every year since Bellamy took over 2003. They’ve won 3 premierships in that time, along with 4 minor premierships. [1] Losing on Saturday to the Cowboys meant they could not add to that tally. Since their redemptive premiership … More Pretenders and Contenders Part 2: The Always but not quite.

Oh, Behave! The Sportress Guide to Fan Etiquette

BY ROB It’s game day, and you’re all pumped up to go and cheer on a team either at a normal season round, semi-final or international match. You’re about to go and mingle with tens of thousands of likeminded individuals, so it’s important that you follow some basic societal guidelines to make sure that your … More Oh, Behave! The Sportress Guide to Fan Etiquette

Pretenders and Contenders Part 1: The Great Pretender.

BY DAN At this stage of the year, it’s probably unfair to claim that a side ‘choked’. It’s a phrase that is overused in sporting discourse. The sides that made the preliminary finals were the best of the best, with their own share of representative players, winning streaks and dominating performances. The winning sides this … More Pretenders and Contenders Part 1: The Great Pretender.

Pretenders and Contenders: Week Three of the NRL Finals.

BY DAN Talk about sorting the men from the boys. Last week’s games showed the vast difference in quality that existed between the top four sides and the rest of the competition this year. The Roosters and the Cowboys made easy work of the Bulldogs and the Sharks respectively. And so they should have. By … More Pretenders and Contenders: Week Three of the NRL Finals.

AFL Finals Preview: Two Statistics to Determine the Prelims!

BY JEFFERIS We are well and truly at the business end of the season. The finals have been more interesting than the regular season which is not unexpected. Highlights include Richmond achieving a hat-trick of bowing out of the finals in the first round, the Perth teams putting a good case for having the GF … More AFL Finals Preview: Two Statistics to Determine the Prelims!

8 Ex-Raiders Still Going in the Finals

BY DAN So the Raiders aren’t playing anymore. But most Raiders fans are painfully aware that plenty of ex-Raiders are still going around deep into September. Occasionally we support them. Occasionally we do not. Here’s a quick guide to former Raiders in the finals. Anthony Milford. Most Raiders fans don’t need to be reminded about … More 8 Ex-Raiders Still Going in the Finals